Ravinia Capital Advises in Successful Sale of Indiana-Based Staffing Company

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Ravinia Capital, a Chicago-based boutique investment banking firm that works with middle market companies, acted as corporate and transaction advisor to Employment Plus in its successful sale to a strategic partner. With 2012 revenues of $345 million, Employment Plus has been identified as one of the fastest growing staffing firms in the nation.

Chicago-Based Investment Bank Serving Middle Market Companies

At a time when demand for staffing services is growing rapidly, it was imperative to find the right partner for Employment Plus that would create a new company whose value would be greater than the sum of the two entities.

Ravinia Capital LLC, a Chicago-based boutique investment bank focused on middle market companies, is pleased to announce that it advised Employment Plus (the “Company”) of Bloomington, Indiana, in its successful sale to a strategic partner. In its role as corporate and transaction advisor to the Company, Ravinia Capital, led by Founder and Managing Director Tom Goldblatt and Director Eric Welchko, structured the transaction, provided advisory services, oversaw the marketing of the Company, and managed the negotiations, due diligence and final closing stages of the transaction, which was completed on October 21, 2013.

“At a time when demand for staffing services is growing rapidly, it was imperative to find the right partner for Employment Plus that would create a new company whose value would be greater than the sum of the two entities,” Mr. Goldblatt said. “The two companies are culturally compatible, share complementary business strategies and will have an important geographic footprint.”

Employment Plus, which was founded in 1993 and had 2012 revenues of $345 million, is recognized for its award-wining staffing, professional and technical recruiting, and innovative contingent workforce solutions. It was identified by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as the nation’s fastest growing staffing firm among those with revenues exceeding $100 million.

"Ravinia Capital brought exceptional problem solving skills, original thinking and tenacity to complete this transaction,” said Employment Plus President Mike Ross who will continue on the executive team of the combined company. “We look forward to a future of opportunities and growth, as we continue to provide excellent customer service.”

About Ravinia Capital

Ravinia Capital LLC is a Chicago-based boutique investment bank that serves as transactional advisors to middle market clients on capital market initiatives including sales, mergers and acquisitions, and refinancings. It helps its clients understand their funding needs, sources the correct funding opportunities or buyer, and then structures and closes transactions. With its focus on middle market companies, Ravinia Capital seeks to address the unique complexities that are often found in privately-held or family-owned businesses. Please visit our website at raviniacapitalllc.com or email info(at)raviniacapitalllc(dot)com for more information.

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